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sharpen

[′shär·pən]
(engineering)
To give a thin keen edge or a sharp acute point to.
(graphic arts)
To decrease the size of the dots on a screened halftone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sajjad Ali who came to sharpen his knifes said, we are compelled to pay high price as sharpen knife is valid for sacrificial animals in Islam therefore we are paying what the sharpeners asking.
The blacksmith and knife sharpeners received innumerable orders from people ahead of Eid ul Azha celebrations.
The best pull-through sharpeners offer a series of stages, either sharpening wheels or honing belts, each stage of increasing grit (or decreasing coarseness) to take a blade from extremely dull or damaged all the way to hair-shaving sharp.
Consistency is another reason electric sharpeners work so well.
As only one week left in Eidul Azha celebrations, the blacksmiths and knife sharpeners of Peshawar have received numerous orders earning twice as high this year.
Among the introductions in the sharpening category this year are Edgecraft's Trizor Edge knife sharpener, which can transform a 20-degree edge knife to one with a 15-degree edge, and Lifetime Brands' Edgekeeper, which has blocks and sheaths with built-in sharpeners.
"Our line of easy to use kitchen knife sharpeners are ideal for the home cook, with preset sharpening angles and top of the line abrasives," says Melissa Ledbetter, housewares marketing manager.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 7, 2016-The Legacy Companies Closes Acquisition of Chef'sChoice Knife Sharpener Brand
No American manufacturer is more invested in ceramic sharpeners than Spyderco, who is known for having some of the sharpest out-of-the-box knives on the market.
Founded in 1922 and headquartered in Erlangen Germany, M&R Cosmetics is a cutting edge manufacturer of high-quality cosmetic pencil sharpeners for the cosmetics industry Their products include stock and custom Classic, Softip, Vario, Elliptic, and Protector cap type sharpeners.
Noting that the skill set for sharpening with stones has faded over time, CEO Dan Glidden said, "We've created a lot of additional sharpeners that just make it much simpler and quicker." The Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener, for example, features carbides and a diamond-coated rod.